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Peeple Is the 'Yelp for People' App Your Mother Warned You About

No anonymous reviews, but no way to opt out either.


Peeple is an app that lets users rate fellow human beings as if they were Amazon purchases. Its creators are calling it “Yelp for people,” with the app letting anyone review anyone they know and assign them star ratings out of five.

Reactions on social media, however, suggest the idea isn’t entirely welcome, with the concept drawing comparisons with an episode of “Community” where a similar app turns the school into a “Hunger Games”-style dystopia ruled over by a five-star elite. Peeple, meanwhile, is simply marketing itself as a “positivity app for positive people.”

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